Peacock tail feathers up close.
Peacock tail feathers up close.

Category: Gardening

  • Reflections & Change

    Reflections & Change

    My dear readers, I have been remiss and have not properly updated you! We are the owners of five new Pandemic Pets. We covet the title of “Chicken Momma,” argue over who loves them best, and whether or not we can market chicken poop as dog treats.

  • Grief and Gardening Tips

    Grief and Gardening Tips

    I did not know it was possible to actually die of a broken heart, and yet my neighbor Kathleen has done just that. She just laid down in the bed and didn’t get up again. Her heart stopped. Sometimes there is a moment in time, or an experience that will bond people together forever, like…

  • The Community Garden

    The Community Garden

    I write this post with an infection in my hand, a splinter that took two days and a fly-by-night surgical operation to remove, and even poison ivy. The Garden was planted by a well-known horticulturalist and somehow I inherited this potential…. thing of beauty. I have wrestled with it over the years, referred to it…

  • Spring!


    Nope, not dead… just busy and overworked. These tulips are from my garden. Happy spring! © Mariam d’Eustachio at Simply Turquoise 2016.

  • Fresh From the Garden!

    I had a little baggie in my freezer with about 10 harmless-looking little peppers in it. My friend from Trinidad gave them to me last year, fresh from the garden. At the time she warned me they were hot, but I forgot. Beware those island peppers, oh my. I wish I had a picture of…

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